Murray Bowen's Family Systems Theory

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Family systems theory says:

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1. When a person has a hard time distinguishing herself from the other members of her family, she has:

2. Larry is angry at his wife, so he ignores her and plays with their son. He is demonstrating:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Family relationships are complicated, but this assessment can help you figure out why people act they way they do based on the family systems theory. Quiz questions will ask about this theory and practical applications of it.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Students will have to answer questions about:

  • Characteristics of family systems theory
  • When a person struggles to distinguish herself from other family members
  • What happens when a person stops talking to family members because he is fed up
  • What behavior is exhibited when a husband ignores his wife and plays with their son
  • An example of a complementary mate

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about real-life examples of the family systems theory in action
  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding family dynamics and interpret it correctly
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately describe what the family systems theory says

Additional Learning

The lesson, Murray Bowen's Family Systems Theory, can teach you more about this topic. This lesson will help you:

  • Define what abnormal psychology is
  • Identify possible causes of abnormal psychological problems
  • Describe the role of family in mental wellness
  • Know what the family systems theory is and who developed it
  • Understand the eight concepts of the theory
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